Chapter 1. Introduction

Cisco Optical Networking Systems (ONS) are a portfolio of products providing optical services to Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) traffic and packet-based traffic in access, metropolitan, and long-haul networks. The transport mechanisms can be Synchronous Optical Networks (SONET), Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), or Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM). Following the typical Cisco naming conventions, ONS products are in the 15xxx series, which includes 152xx, 153xx, 154xx, 155xx, and 156xx. This book focuses primarily on the 153xx, 154xx, and 156xx series products that share a common code base, with a special emphasis on the most widely deployed ONS 15454 platform. With regard to IP management, there is virtually ...

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